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- Makes easier "unlocking" App Ops feature (built-in permissions manager)
- Ease of use
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+ By Appaholics
Permissions Manager unlocks App Ops, built-in Android 4.3 tool for managing permissions
Permissions have been one of the main privacy and security concerns on Android OS since its first version. Users had to accept apps permissions in batches: in other words, accept a pack of permissions even knowing that some of them were questionable, or reject installing the app. Dramatic choice.
This situation has come to an end on Android 4.3. There's a built-in feature called App Ops, which is a permissions manager that lets you revoke them one by one, while keeping the app installed. Obviously some of those permissions are needed for the app to run properly. Some of them aren't. If you can identify those questionable permissions, you can now disable/enable them from App Ops.
The problem is that App Ops is a hidden feature that requires following some steps to "unlock" it. Permission Manager by Appaholics makes it way easier. You just need to download the app and let it do everything automatically. In addition, it will provide quick access to App Ops. Just swipe to navigate through categories (location, personal, messaging, device), select any app you want to enable/disable permissions and tap on it. There you'll see all permissions listed and toggles to switch them on/off. That easy.
Permission Manager allows you to quickly open the hidden App Ops permission screen in Android 4.3 and manage INDIVIDUAL permissions for app.
-> Open the hidden screen in Android 4.3 to manage permissions
-> Get a list of the most dangerous apps on your phone
-> Single Icon Mode to allow only shortcut
-> Icon choice for shortcut
-> Detailed analysis of 5 most dangerous apps
Now you can safely stop Facebook from accessing your location, or Angry Birds from accessing the Internet!
- Added Single Icon Mode
- Added icon choice
- Reduced size
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
I have the free version. It can't seem to manage to keep working. It keeps stopping.
Crashes everytime I try to use it.
Try the Advanced Permission Manager app by SteelWorks instead. It lets you disable permissions.
I didn't even see the app I was trying to block!!!
Crashes when trying to set permissions.